Hollow Beads with Christine Dumont

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In this video-tutorial, Christine shows you how to make hollow beads built using the support of a paper ball. Here’s the Tutorial Plan:

Module 1 covers the basic construction method for a spherical bead and shows how to decorate your beads using clay layering and cane slices. Specifically, you will learn how to:

  • make a spherical bead and line the thread holes
  • decorate a bead by layering and distressing clay
  • decorate a bead by layering clay and working with cane slices.

Module 2 shows you how to create you beads with veneers and how to shape the asymmetrical pod bead. Specifically, you will learn how to: a) create the stripe veneer b) create the Strata veneer c) create the Cellularia veneer d) construct a Pod Bead in any of the above veneers

Module 3 shows you an entirely new way of constructing a spherical bead. Specifically you will learn how to:

  • create a seamless beads
  • create a seamless bead with inlays
  • create a seamless bead with florets.

Clay: The tutorial uses Kato clay as it is strong and its translucent clay provides a beautiful shine when properly sanded and polished. However similar results can be obtained using other clays like FIMO and Pardo.

To obtain a glass-like finish, use translucent clay tinted either with concentrates or pigment. Hollow Beads are addictive. Assess your requirements and buy enough

If using Kato clay: Black: 1 small pack White: 1 small pack Colour concentrates: 1 color set (it comes as a set of 4 colours in 4oz quantity). This can be replaced with pigment Gold: 2 small blocks or any metallic of your choice Translucent: 1 large pack at least

If using other clays: Black: 1 small pack White: 1 small pack Gold: 2 small blocks or any metallic of your choice Translucent: 4 small packs Pigment Other colours of your choice

Cotton/Paper Balls: 30mm diameter. These are easily available in local or online craft stores.

For USA, try https://www.smilemercantile.com/products/spun-cotton-balls?variant=12106527815

Blades: 1 flexible and 1 rigid

Cutters: You will need a set of round cutters in approximately 10mm and 18mm diameter. You will also need an assortment of smaller round cutters in approximately 4mm and 6mm

Knitting needles: an assortment of needles 3.5, 4.5, 5.5, 6.5 mm. If you need to buy some, metal ones are preferable to plastic

Interference pigment such as Pearl-Ex Interference Blue

Rollers: a regular acrylic roller and a narrower roller approximately 20mm diameter. A length of rigid plastic tubing from a hardware store is fine

Pasta Machine, needle or piercing tools.

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